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Co-Occurrence Of Substance Use Disorders With Mood Disorders & Psychosis

Webinar | January 12, 2017 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST
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Description

Virtual Forum: Co-Occurrence Of Substance Use Disorders With Mood Disorders & Psychosis

Location: Online Via PsychU.org

Description: During this virtual forum, Rebecca Roma, MD, Medical Director of the Community Treatment Team at Mercy Behavioral Health; and Robin Nelson, MD, a Psychiatrist at Caron Foundation and DGR Behavioral Health, LLC, will discuss the prevalence and impact of substance use disorders in the general population compared to a population with various mental health disorders. The presenters will explore the challenges in diagnosing and treating patients with co-occurring disorders, as well as shed light on the health and societal challenges faced by these patients.

Speakers are paid consultants for Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.

Event Speakers

Rebecca Roma, MD
Featured Speaker

Rebecca Roma, MD, is a psychiatrist who serves as Medical Director of the Community Treatment Team at Mercy Behavioral Health in Pittsburgh. Additionally, she is an Inpatient Psychiatrist with the Behavioral Health Unit at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Mercy Hospital, and treats patients at several Pittsburgh-area homeless shelters. She was the recipient of the American Psychiatric Association/Janssen Resident Scholarship in 2003 and the Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2004.

Dr. Roma earned her MBA from the University of Pittsburgh and a PhD in Economics and Market Research at Indiana University, prior to receiving her MD from the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine. Dr. Roma completed her Residency Training at the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC.

Robin Nelson, MD
Featured Speaker

Robin Nelson, MD, is a psychiatrist in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania and is affiliated with DGR Behavioral Health, LLC and Caron Treatment Centers. Dr. Nelson spearheaded implementation of psychiatric services in Caron’s community outpatient treatment, with an emphasis on carrying patients past their inpatient treatment through the first twelve months of sobriety. He received his medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine.

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